Let Slip Theatre
Machines For Living
Tue 22 May '12 - Sat 16 Jun '12
The Blue Elephant Theatre
59a Bethwin Road
London SE5 0XT
Machines For Living is a new show by Let Slip, one of the latest companies to emerge from the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris.
‘Reclaim the heavens! Cities in the sky! Concrete solutions!’
Two architects believe they can design life and move into the tower block they have built; engineered to encourage kinship and social harmony. But can their marriage survive the strain of cuddling up to cockroaches, as the building degenerates and the blame falls on them?
Combining black humour with a tragic scope, Let Slip explores the legacy of Britain’s tower blocks in an irreverent, dynamic and visually arresting production.
Whilst researching the show, Let Slip have conducted in-depth interviews with residents of tower blocks, architectural historians, and architects including George Finch (Lambeth Towers, Brixton Recreational Centre) and Kate Macintosh (Dawson’s Heights), as well as Tom Cordell, maker of documentary film Utopia London.
Tickets: £12 (full), £10 (conc.), £8 (Southwark residents)
We are offering discounted tickets for group bookings of over 6 people. Call 0207 701 0100 for more information.
Paid - ticket required
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